Force concept inventory

  • Hestenes D
  • Wells M
  • Swackhamer G
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This article reports the rationale, design, validation, and uses of the "Force Concept Inventory," an instrument to assess students' beliefs on force. Results and implications of two studies that compared the inventory with the "Mechanics Baseline" are included. The article includes a copy of the instrument.

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  • David Hestenes

  • Malcolm Wells

  • Gregg Swackhamer

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